Gold Star Top Bar Beekeeping Weekend Intensive

Gold Star Honeybees - Bath, Maine

March 16 and 17, 2013 with "Burgh Bees" in Pittsburgh, PA - St. Patty's Day in "The Burgh!"

Gold Star Honeybees is pleased to announce that we've been invited by "Burgh Bees" to offer our Top Bar Beekeeping 101 Weekend Intensive Class in Pittsburgh, PA.

Burgh Bees Penn State Extension of Allegheny County 400 North Lexington Street - 3rd floor Pittsburgh, PA 15208

Class Schedule, as usual, will be 8:30am to 4:00pm. Gather at 8:30, class starts at 9am. Lunch is an hour at noon.

Meals are included. Register by visiting or by calling 207-449-1121.

Early bees catch the buzz, and save $25 off the $175 tuition. This means you only pay $150 up until March 1st - so the rule would be - Register Early, Register Often!

============================================ = A Gold Star Top Bar Beekeeping Weekend Intensive includes:

"Bee Buzz" - Two full days of learning with an excited group of like-minded folks, concerned about our environment and the health of the honey bee.

"Four "Sessions" - History, Bee Biology, Bee Diseases, Hive Management - each with relevant presentations narrated with pointed details and amusing anecdotes to make the information come alive.

"How Did We Get Here From There?" - A history of beekeeping through the last couple of hundred years, which has brought us to todays industrial methods. What effect is this having on honey bees?

"Terrible Things That Can Happen To Your Wonderful Bees" - Forewarned is forearmed! Know how to recognize pest and disease problems in the hive.

"When To Do What and Why" -- Hands-on: Instruction/demonstration of hive inspection techniques, comb handling, mite monitoring, wax rendering, hive management methods, splitting, honey harvesting, winterizing.

"Gold Star Graduates" - you and your fellow students will be part of a growing support system in the future as greener beekeeping methods spread.

A Certificate of Beginning... Beekeeping is a journey - and we hope that today's beekeepers continue their journey into a healthier, green future. Students receive a signed certificate marking the beginning of this wonderful journey.

Start Date: Mar 16, 2013
End Date:Mar 17, 2013
Start Time:8:30 AM
End Time:4:00 PM
Organized by:Gold Star Honeybees
Address: 400 North Lexington Street - 3rd floor
Pittsburgh, PA 15208
Email: Email Us